Daniel Lee’s LFW Burberry Shake-Up
It’s official, Daniel Lee’s Burberry takeover is looking like a smashing success. The British brand’s newest creative director delivered on a collection centred around Burberry’s inherent Britishness. This, coupled with the FW collection’s flair for modern design, has allowed it to serve as one of London Fashion Week’s greatest stand-outs so far.
Leave it to Lee to aid in recementing legacy brands in the modern era. After helping revive Bottega Veneta through the use of leather and launching “Bottega Green” to the masses, Lee’s latest line is exciting for any Burberry lover. The show logo was the Burberry Prorsum, the latin word for “Forwards,” and Lee’s collection delivered in spades on the promise this word encompasses.
Keep reading to explore our favourites from the Fall 2023 Ready-to-Wear show:
This first look employs signature British plaid and twists it to great effect by clashing differing patterns on the pants and sweater to give the contemporary edge the brand needed.
This second graphic look embraces Gen Z punk, both in design and styling. The use of wool plaids throughout the collection helps tie in Burberry’s heritage with Lee’s new voyage for the label.
It would be hard to look at this fit and not immediately identify it as true British Burberry. Once again employing clashing plaid patterns, this time using complementary yellow and purple, the skirt and sweater work hard to fight for attention. Hard as they try, however, the statement faux-fur hat demands all eyes, serving as one of the hero pieces in Lee’s collection.
You better walk that duck. Another winning hat, this duck-styled toque certainly sticks out amongst the rest. The indigo rain boots paired with the wool coat should not be overlooked, however, as they serve as two pieces that ground the look in the modern era while adding a heritage feel.
This final look we’re obsessing over is a graphic sheer dress with matching indigo boots. It is a fantastic piece that pairs its floral patterning with three-dimensional roses that descend diagonally to give it a laissez feel.
The commercial prospects of Daniel Lee’s takeover remain to be seen, but the show itself proved the aesthetic shake-up Burberry needed.
Thomas Publow is a contributor at Glossi Mag. Currently finishing his degree in journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University, Thomas considers himself an expert in all things VMAs and Beyoncé.